Category: videos

New York New York cover featured on French website Cover and Remix

New York New York cover featured on French website Cover and Remix

Just before the weekend French blog Cover and Remix featured my cover of New York New York on their website. Here's a link to their website and a reminder of the video I also made for the song.
New video - Last Christmas acoustic cover recreated in Lego

New video - Last Christmas acoustic cover recreated in Lego

I've made another new Christmas video - my acoustic cover of the Wham! classic Last Christmas with the original video recreated as a play performed by a cast of Lego characters.
Video for White Christmas acoustic cover

Video for White Christmas acoustic cover

I've made a video for my latest Christmas Cover - White Christmas. It is made up of a series of photographs I took a few years ago whilst walking through Richmond Park in Surrey. It was a very snowy day and we were lucky to chance upon a herd of deer crossing the path in front of us. Twas a very lovely moment.
Live Sugardrum videos from Edinburgh Fringe

Live Sugardrum videos from Edinburgh Fringe

I've finally found some time to go through some of the videos recorded from my gigs over the summer. I did a few gigs as part of the Edinburgh Fringe festival through the lovely people at Lost Horizons Folk Club.

Sugardrum played on Tom Robinson's Introducing show on BBC 6music

Sugardrum played on Tom Robinson's Introducing show on BBC 6music

One of the new remixes of my song Forgotten has been played a couple of times in the past week on BBC 6music. First on Tom Robinson's mixtape show and then on his Saturday night show last weekend.
New Forgotten Remixed EP

New Forgotten Remixed EP

I have a new remix EP available called Forgotten Remixed. It features 3 remixes plus the original mix of my song Forgotten that originally appeared on my EP 3 Penny Postcard. The remixes were made by me and are all very different styles - including dance, trip hop and acoustic.
New Forgotten remix and video

New Forgotten remix and video

I've been busy working on a selection of remixes of my song, Forgotten. There's going to be a new EP of them coming out towards the end of July. In the meantime here's a preview of one of the remixes. It's called Forgotten (Sunshine Juno mix) and is named in honour of my very old Juno Synth which was used for the bass and pad sounds on this before it got poorly and stopped making bass and pad sounds quite so well.
Wupadupa Eco Show photos and video

Wupadupa Eco Show photos and video

The Wupadupa Eco show earlier in March was a lovely intimate gig. Amrit Sond played a blinding headline set and I got to play a slightly long set than usual due to the third act having to cancel because they were poorly.

Bubble Clouds played on BBC 6music mixtape

Bubble Clouds played on BBC 6music mixtape

Wow, fantastic news. Tom Robinson played my song Bubble Clouds on his mixtape show earlier this week. You can listen to the recording again for a short while at the following link...

Live video of new song

Live video of new song "Bell Tree"

I've done a few gigs since playing Edinburgh and Glastonbury Festivals, but not had the time to upload any of the videos or photos taken at them. Now my gigs for this year are all done I've got the time to catch up on sorting out gig photos, videos, writing songs and blog posts.

Choccy Rolls video featured on Stocking Blue

Choccy Rolls video featured on Stocking Blue

New York web magazine Stocking Blue recently featured the video for Choccy Rolls as their Friday afternoon cheerful tune. Huge thanks to them for that. Check it out on the link below...

New Sugardrum video - Choccy Rolls

New Sugardrum video - Choccy Rolls

Big thanks to Squishymachine for making such a beautifully, poignant video for my song about dementia called Choccy Rolls.

Video and photos from first Wupadupa Eco show

Video and photos from first Wupadupa Eco show

The first Wupadupa Eco show at the Environment Centre in New Malden last month was a great success. We had a lovely intimate venue, a first gig for Proto Kino and some lovely unplugged sessions from Bob Munton, Paul Harvey and myself.

Video and photos from Lost Horizons gig

Video and photos from Lost Horizons gig

What a lovely evening the Lost Horizons gig in Leytonstone was last week. It was so nice playing to a room full of people all listening intently. Big thanks to the Lost Horizons crew for putting on such a beautiful evening.

Live video from Harrison gig - There is a light by The Smiths

Live video from Harrison gig - There is a light by The Smiths

Here's a video from my recent gig at the Harrison in Kings Cross. It's my cover of There is a light that never goes out by The Smiths, performed live and unplugged in front of a lovely audience...

Sugardrum video - There is a light that never goes out by The Smiths

Sugardrum video - There is a light that never goes out by The Smiths

Here's another little video I've recorded of me playing a song whilst sitting on a giant sofa. This time it's There is a Light That Never Goes Out by The Smiths. I've been playing this cover live for quite a while and thought it was about time I recorded a version for Youtube. The sofa featured is very comfy so I can see myself recording many more song videos on it...

Foals - Red Socks Pugie acoustic cover by Sugardrum

Foals - Red Socks Pugie acoustic cover by Sugardrum

Here's my take on the amazing Foals song Red Socks Pugie from their first album, recorded on a big red sofa that was so huge I was scared it would swallow me up!

Making of my Bubble Clouds video

Making of my Bubble Clouds video

I've been posting a series of How-To photos on my Twitter stream showing the behind the scenes making of the video for my song Bubble Clouds. Now all the photos have been posted I thought I'd make a little summary of them for you.
New video - New York New York

New video - New York New York

Happy New Year! There are lots of exciting goings on in the world of Sugardrum. The recording of the new album is progressing rather nicely and I've just finished a new video for my cover of New York New York. I hope you like it.

New Sugardrum video, Bubbleclouds

New Sugardrum video, Bubbleclouds

Whilst rummaging around in the loft I noticed an old video game system from the eighties called the Scrollatron Video Game System. It wasn't a very popular game system so not many of them sold, but I thought it would be ideal to use for the video for my song, Bubbleclouds.

Sugardrum live at Tribal Earth festival, 2012

Sugardrum live at Tribal Earth festival, 2012

Here's a video of part of my set from Tribal Earth Festival in August this year. The video features the ending of my cover of There is a Light by The Smiths and Under the Stairs, followed by Postcard and Motorway Song. Thanks to Mike for making the video.

Photos and a grainy video from Barfly gig

Photos and a grainy video from Barfly gig

I did a last minute support gig at the Barfly in Camden, London last weekend, supporting Union Sound Set and Richard Parker. The call asking me to play came the afternoon of the gig; I was going to see Union Sound Set anyway and almost left without my guitar before the call came. Everything was a bit last minute and I forgot to give someone my camera to take photos and videos. Fortunately I had some friends in the audience who took some photos and a slightly grainy video on their phones :)

Song in a day - An Angel on the Tree

Song in a day - An Angel on the Tree

Merry Christmas! I set myself a challenge on Christmas eve to write and record an xmas themed song. I managed it, but by the time I'd edited the video and waited for it to upload to Youtube I only had time to email it to a few friends before heading back home for xmas so here is a slightly late Sugardrum Merry Crimbo video :)

Choccy Rolls by Sugardrum, recorded live on a hill in Scotland

Choccy Rolls by Sugardrum, recorded live on a hill in Scotland

Here's a wee video I recorded whilst I was away in Scotland. The background noise is coming from a beautiful waterfall, a few feet behind me on the other side of the hill I was sitting on.

Live recording of Fallen Guru by Sugardrum

Live recording of Fallen Guru by Sugardrum

Here's another live video from the little session I did at Tribal Voices at Small World Festival in May, this time Fallen Guru...

Live video recording of 1 of 1 by Sugardrum

Live video recording of 1 of 1 by Sugardrum

Here's a video of my song, 1 of 1 that I recorded in the Tribal Voices tent at Small World Festival earlier in the year. Thanks to Mark for his camera work and for putting this online for me.

Official video for Rainglow by Sugardrum

Official video for Rainglow by Sugardrum

I've just uploaded up first official music video, for the song Rainglow which features on one of my free EPs available to download for free from our Bandcamp page.

Music in the woods at Wildheart Gathering

Music in the woods at Wildheart Gathering

I was lucky enough to perform at Wildheart Gathering at the beginning of this month. It's a truly beautiful festival set amongst the most amazing grounds with lots of woods and fields nearby. Whilst there I took the opportunity to go for a wander with my guitar. I nervously crossed a field full of cows, keep a wide berth from them as I made my way to the woods on the other side of the field. The cows got bored of looking at me by the time I had past them and went back to eating their breakfast. In the woods, I set up my little camera and recorded a couple of videos.

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Video of "Forgotten" by Sugardrum from Wupadupa house gig

Here's a short video from my recent house gig...

Video of Fallen Guru by Sugardrum from Wupadupa house gig

Video of Fallen Guru by Sugardrum from Wupadupa house gig

Here's a video of Fallen Guru by Sugardrum, recorded at the unplugged Wupadupa house gig at the end of last year. This song features me, Nigel on vocals and guitar, Danielle on harmonies, Matt on glock, Storme on cajon and Fluff the Cat on Sleeping. The whole gig is available to download for free from the Sugardrum Bandcamp site.

Video of Sugardrum song Poppies, from our house gig last November

Video of Sugardrum song Poppies, from our house gig last November

More videos available from the videos link and from the Sugardrum YouTube Channel. You can also download a recording of this gig for free. Just go to the listen page for more details.

New Sugardrum live videos

New Sugardrum live videos

Yay! Massive thanks to Mark Hellewell who recorded and recently uploaded the semble vs sugardrum gig we did as part of the wupadupa Freedom Festival for Amnesty International last October.

You can find the Sugardrum videos on our youtube channel and below...

Are We There Yet? (live video with orchestra)

Are We There Yet? (live video with orchestra)

I've just uploaded a video of Are We There Yet? recorded at the wupadupa String Thing on 22nd Sep 2007.